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#1 Advice for a Newbie by Dan Latham 24.08.2015 16:12

Hello all,

I'm very new to these parts so firstly wanted to introduce myself. My name is Dan and I am a mile oak resident who has recently discovered your club. I popped down at the weekend and loved what i saw so hopefully i will be seeing a lot more of you all.

So, I am currently without a rifle and have never owned one before. After chatting with Mike, Chris and Bob it seems pretty clear that a springer is going to be the way to go and a HW97 or tx200 ideally. On that note i just wanted to put the word out that i am looking for these if you know of anyone selling! I have sent some emails to local dealers but have also found an advert from a shop in bognor that is selling what I'm after:

http://www.proteksupplies.co.uk/used-spo...air-rifles.html its the one at the bottom right.

Just wanted to know if anyone had dealt with this seller before and to get general opinions on the ad. Does it seem like a good deal etc? I have no prior knowledge on these kinda things so I'm gunna be leaning heavily on the clubs combined knowledge and advice.

Thanks in advance for any insight you can offer.

See you soon!
Dan

#2 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Lennox.lewis96 24.08.2015 17:25

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Hi Dan,
Welcome to the oaks! I have bought a couple of scopes in protek, and they are fine to deal maybe a little grumpy! Aha I know Charles has bought at least one rifle from him which I believe he was happy with. £250-300 is probably the going price for a secondhand tx so the price is fair. Perfect starter rifle!
Good luck and I'll see you at the club soon!

Lewis

#3 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Bob P 24.08.2015 18:24

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Its a TX200 mk3 on offer in the advert, If dosent state if it's a full length or carbine rifle, either way the Stroke on these guns is too long and make them quite hold sensitive. Fine if you shoot from the same position every time but can make life hard in HFT shooting. As Mr Lennox says they are a perfect starter rifle buf not a perfect HFT starter rifle. A mk3 TX200 needs short stroking which, done properly, is a costly modification. You would be better looking for a HW97 or a Mk1 or Mk2 TX200.... IMHO
Bob

#4 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Bob P 24.08.2015 19:09

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Having said all that, the TX200 Mk3 is a superb rifle, decent trigger, decent stock and deep deep bluing on the metal work. Easy to cock with just a gentle nudge in shoulder when fired. Some people prefer the soft (lazy) firing cycle of the Mk3.
Bob

#5 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Dan Latham 24.08.2015 19:18

Thanks for the advice Gents.

I couldn't tell what mk the rifle in the link was (untrained eye and all that!). I'll keep that one as something to consider for now. I'll wait to see if any of my emails bear fruit. I just know that I'm going to be desperate to get a rifle so I can start shooting!

I will try and be patient and wait for the right one to pop up.

Thanks again, no doubt I'll be posting more to get advice as I go! See some of you Saturday morning hopefully.

Dan

#6 RE: Advice for a Newbie by moestavern 25.08.2015 00:42

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Hi Dan,

If your coming up on Saturday try and have a look and maybe a shot or two of people's springers if your able to, it will give you a better idea what suits you. I'll try to remember to bring my pro sport which you can try.

Damian

#7 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Dan Latham 25.08.2015 07:30

Thanks Damian,

I would really appreciate that. I'll definitely be along on Saturday so hopefully can learn a bunch more and see some springers in action!

#8 RE: Advice for a Newbie by randy the cowpoke 25.08.2015 10:02

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hi dan , welcome to the oaks , I ll also probably be up on Saturday and I have a mk3 tx200 carbine you are welcome to give it a go , cheers phil

#9 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Dan Latham 25.08.2015 14:03

Spot on Phil! That would be great to give it a try, thank you very much.

#10 RE: Advice for a Newbie by charles44 25.08.2015 17:37

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Add my Mk2 TX to the list to try!

#11 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Lennox.lewis96 25.08.2015 18:07

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I'll bring my hw97! :)

#12 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Dan Latham 25.08.2015 22:27

Sounds like Springer Saturday is taking shape! Appreciate all of the help and offers, what a top Bunch you are. got something to look forward to this weekend now.

See you all soon.

#13 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Blackscale 25.08.2015 23:07

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Top Oakies and no mistake!!

Not many bad people in this game! XX

#14 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Terryaiken 26.08.2015 05:49

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Haven't got a springer for you to try, but could throw in my recipe for Goulash soup ?

#15 RE: Advice for a Newbie by Bob P 26.08.2015 07:40

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Quote: Terryaiken wrote in post #14
Haven't got a springer for you to try, but could throw in my recipe for Goulash soup ?


Have you sold your tack driving B2 ?

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